Other Health Impairments

What are other health impairments?

Other health impairment means having limited strength, vitality, or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment, that

  1. Is due to chronic or acute health problems such as asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, sickle cell anemia, and Tourette syndrome; and
  2. Adversely affects a child’s educational performance.

What are the characteristics of other health impairments?

Some characteristics that are faced by individuals with other health impairments may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordination difficulties
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent absences from school
  • Inability to concentrate for long periods of time
  • Mobility Issues
  • Muscle weakness
  • Stamina

Where can I go for more information?

Information Sheets